Council of Diversity Deans (CODD)

Council of Diversity Deans (CODD): CODD provides a cross-campus forum for Assistant and Associate Deans with college-level responsibility for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) at Michigan State University. The Council will provide recommendations for policies, procedures and programs that strengthen diversity, equity and inclusion within the MSU community. The Council will build a collaborative working relationship with the President, Provost and new Vice President for DEI and will inform the University’s overall action plan for DEI. CODD convenes monthly meetings to respond to DEI concerns at MSU as they arise, share DEI best practices and strategic initiatives, support one another, discuss climate issues and other DEI concerns at MSU. It advocates for structural and policy change at the university, college and unit levels.

Assistant/Associate Deans for Diversity

  • Hilda Mejia Abreu, abreu@msu.edu, Associate Dean of Admissions, Student Life, and Inclusivity, College of Veterinary Medicine (co-chair)
  • Nwando Achebe, achebe@msu.edu, Social Science, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, College of Social Science (co-chair)
  • Matthew Anderson, ander130@broad.msu.edu, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, College of Business
  • Tammy Ried Bush, reidtama@msu.edu, Associate Dean of Inclusion and Diversity, College of Engineering
  • Terah Chambers, terah@msu.edu, Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion, College of Education
  • Mary Ann Ferguson, fergusma@law.msu.edu, Assistant Dean for Diversity and Equity Services, College of Law
  • Kyle Foster, fosterky@msu.edu, Assistant Dean of Inclusion and Diversity, College of Engineering
  • Sonja Fritzsche, fritzsc9@msu.edu, Associate Dean of Academic Personnel and Administration, College of Arts and Letters
  • Marita Gilbert, gilbe160@msu.edu, Associate Dean of Diversity and Campus Inclusion, College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Ashley Green, agreen@msu.edu, Assistant Dean of Administration, International Studies and Programs
  • Brian Johnson, john3582@msu.edu, Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, James Madison College
  • Wanda Lipscomb, Lipscom3@msu.edu, Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, College of Human Medicine
  • Danielle Fores Lopez, floresd3@msu.edu, Interim Assistant Dean, College of Natural Science
  • Lisa Lowery, lowerydu@msu.edu, Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, College of Human Medicine
  • Alexandra Rivera, alexriv@msu.edu, Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion & Organizational Development, MSU Libraries
  • Quentin Tyler, Tyler, tylerque@msu.edu, Associate Dean and Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources